This article called Today in History – January 5 – India and World gives snapshots of most important historical events that took place on this very day in both India and World. In order to help the India students preparing for civil services examinations as they need to remember the historical events that are often asked in such examinations. So, let us get started…
What Happened On This Day in History – January 5
Today in History – January 5: “India”
1592: Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan, was born on this day.
1659: In the Battle of Khajwah, Aurangzeb defeated Shah Suja.
1890: Ganendra Mohan Tagore, first Asian to be called into the bar association in England, passed away on this day.
1952: Lord Linlithgow, who was the Viceroy of India from 1936 to 1944, passed away on this day.
1957: Central Sales Tax came into force on this day.
1988: Braille Shorthand Machine which was indigenously built for the first time was released.
2014: GSAT-14, a communication satellite which was aboard GSLV MK.II D5, was launched. It is India’s first successful flight of an indigenous cryogenic engine.
Today in History – January 5: “World”
1477: In the Battle of Nancy, Charles the Bold was killed and Burgundy became a part of France.
1675: In the Battle of Colmar, France defeated Brandenburg.
1781: During American Revolutionary War, Richmond, Virginia was burned down to ashes by the British Naval forces which were led by Benedict Arnold.
1875: Palais Garnier, one of the renowned opera houses in the world, was inaugurated today. It is in Paris.
1913: During the First Balkan War, in the Battle of Lemons, admiral of Greece, Pavlos Kountouriotis forced the Turkish forces to retreat to their base, Dardanelles.
1919: German Workers’ Party was founded on this day. It later became the Nazi Party.
1933: Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Fransisco Bay began on this day.
1944: Daily Mail became the first transoceanic newspaper.
1953: Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot was performed for the first time on this day.
1972: US President Richard Nixon ordered the development of a space shuttle program.
1976: Khmer Rouge declared Democratic Kampuchea’s Constitution.